APCO Holdings recently promoted one of its executives who has been with the provider and administrator of F&I products and home to the EasyCare and GWC Warranty brands for more than 15 years.

Ascending into the role of senior vice president and chief information officer is Monte Pinkett, who joined APCO in 2005.

According to a news release, Pinkett initially focused on supporting IT applications and driving the company’s technological innovation.

Since arriving 17 years ago, APCO said Pinkett’s leadership in business systems transformation, strategic application development and IT alignment with business goals has been essential to the company’s growth and competitive positioning within the industry.

Now as SVP and CIO, the company said Pinkett will continue to provide the vision and guidance needed to develop and implement systems, tools and processes founded through innovation to drive business evolution and efficiencies.

“Monte’s leadership and extensive experience in the automotive technology space have strengthened our team and helped define us as a transformative force in the industry,” APCO Holdings chief executive officer Scot Eisenfelder said in the news release.

“In his new role, he will accelerate our ability to use software, data, and technology to drive smart, scalable growth across our business and reach an even higher level of success. I’m excited to announce his addition to my leadership team,” Eisenfelder continued.

Previously, Pinkett served as IT senior manager at the Home Depot and began his career at IBM.